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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
snowing in long island. along new york city, they had up to six to seven inches of snow as well as much of new jersey. and now locally on our radar, we had just a few areas of some flurries, a little bit of sleet activity, some sprinkles. that's pretty much ended, just getting a sprinkle here, northeastern maryland. south of salisbury getting a few flurries now, and temperatures are above freezing thankfully. but it is cold. upper 30s, wind gusting to around 15 miles an hour will increase during the afternoon, gusting 25 to 30 as we climb into the low 50s and we'll get some sunshine back during the afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes. first 4 traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still watching on the accident as you travel northbound fairfax county parkway approaching the dulles toll road. this is closer to sunrise valley drive. the northbound lanes are blocked by a three-vehicle crash in that area. still seeing delays grow as you travel northbound on fairfax county parkway. i would skip it, avoid it and take reston parkway instead. let's head over right now to 395. earl
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Nov 11, 2012 11:30pm EST
and pittsburgh should win against kansas city tomorrow night and here we go next week in pittsburgh. >> terrell suggs is back to torment ben roethlisberger one more time. so many great moments. of the games we've had the great opportunity to do the last few years that rivalry seems to mean more to those two teams than any other. there is a bitterness to that game that you really don't always feel in all of the others. >> al: that is the action a week from tonight. we will see you from heinz field in pittsburgh for "sunday night football." coming up next, except on the west coast, your local news, followed by "dateline." this is al michaels and cris collinsworth and michele tafoya. our crew say good night from chicago where the texans win it 13-6. . >>> new questions about general david petraeus' resignation and more on the threatening e mails his biographer allegedly sent to another woman. good evening, the fallout continues tonight, following petraeus' resignation. nbc news learned the woman who first contacted the fbi about threatening e mails from the general's biographer is a cl
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00am EST
on how emergency crews respond to calls. the city doesn't have enough resources to keep up with this ever growing population. he's calling for a plan that would shift paramedics and ambulances depending on whether it's peak or off peak time. more personnel on the street during the off-peak times. the president of d.c. firefighters association about the proposed changes. he says the plan won't work because people can't plan for emergencies. >> 12 minutes after 11:00 is the time right now. congress returns to work today waiting the fiscal cliff. it may be the most important piece of business but what will be the first piece. >> we are more than a week away from thanksgiving. with that said, tsa said this morning they want to help travelers get ready. how? stay >>> back to business for congress. lawmakers are back in washington and about to be part of the most important lame duck session of congress in recent history. they will try to reach a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. congress will tend to other important business as well. both parties meet tomorrow morning to decid
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
picked up by the radar. we have had reports of sleep at the radar down towards pentagon city. the bulk is up from philadelphia all the way towards new york city. not good for driving there. for us, take a look at the temperatures. 41 in the airport, that windchi windchill, 35 degrees. very cold out here right now. we are seeing light rain n northwest d.c. about a half hour ago. it was also coming down to pretty heavy sleet. your complete forecast coming up in just a minute. >> thanks, doug. >> the governor of new york fired his emergency management director. he apparently diverted crews to remove a tree that had fallen on his driveway in long island last week. this happened shortly after the storm ravaged new york city and crews were responding to thousands of calls all over the place. according to a state official, he wasn't even at home at the time. he was in albany, new york. >> president obama and his family are back at the white house tonight after that re-election vote last night. the obamas were all smiles as they stepped off air force one. before leaving chicago, the president
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
accountability. >> reporter: even those whose job it is to heal need help. new york city will spend $4 billion to repair four hospitals and the schools damaged by the storm. today the city opened one stop recovery centers where victims can do everything from applying for aide to getting medical attention. >> many customers have been without power for a long time. rather than complain about it or write about it, we're trying to do something about it. >> reporter: the brooklyn battery tunnel is swamped with sea water finally reopened this afternoon. like the city itself, this 80 foot tall norway spruce, destined to delight millions of spectators athe rockefeller center is a survivor of sandy. it will be a symbol of holiday cheer and so much more. in new jersey tonight 5,000 customers remain without power. but today, that state ended its gas rationing program. here in staten island and throughout new york city. gas rationing remains in effect because only 60% of the city's gas stations are open. brian? >> anne thompson on staten island. one of the places where the suffering continues.
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Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
equality this week. the holy city says human society was founded on the structure of marriage between a man and woman and called on catholics to continue fighting to uphold church teaching in the face of "politically correct ideologies." maryland's new law allowing gay documents marry takes effect in january. >>> a thief strikes a nile salon in south florida last weekend, and it's caught on this surveillance tape. but what's making headlines is the brazen -- the age of the brazen bandit. the video shows the suspect could be younger than 10-years-old. he got away with $900 in cash. police have no suspects but are still actively investigating the case. >>> thanksgiving right around the corner. that means the annual thanksgiving day parade, and today macy's began testing some of its new balloons. >>> and a warmup this weekend, but how long will it last? [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury cre
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
ended now in new jersey and in new york city. still snowing hard on long island into new england. many places in connecticut have nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow. it has been wind-driven. for us, reagan national, we had a little bit of flurry and sleet activity from about 10:00 last night until 1:00, 2:00 this morning. now all of that has pretty much ended. although we still have a few scattered sprinkles in prince george's county. now it's changed back to some sprinkles. a few of those scattered spri s sprinkles will be with us the next few hours. well above freezing, as we anticipated that the impact would be very small for us. it's just in the upper 30s to 40 all across northern virginia into maryland. a few isolated spots have dipped down to near freezing. should not have any travel problems here locally this morning. just a few flurries this morning. cloudy still around noontime. during the afternoon, ought to get some breaks in the clouds. i'll be back in ten minutes. danella is here with a look at our very early morning traffic. >> volume very, very light. not seeing any
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
to shots being fired near the white house. the video is from the pentagon city mall. police tell us the shooting followed a robbery outside a dupont circle nightclub friday morning. >>> strong words today about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and its political fallout. the house and senate intelligence committees held closed hearings and heard testimony from acting cia director michael morerel. there was a hearing before the house committee on foreign affairs. the chairwoman called the deadly attack on september 11th a disgrace, and things got heated on both sides. >> also disgraceful is the sad parade of conflicting accounts of the attack that we have received from administration officials in the weeks and months since. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> tomorrow, former cia director david petraeus will testify before the house and senate intelligence committees. it will be his first appearance on the hill since he resigned last
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Nov 16, 2012 12:35am EST
fallon!" that's what i'm talking about. a great new york city crowd right there. feel the love. thank you, guys. welcome. thank you for being here. we got a great show. here's what people are talking about, you guys. yesterday, president obama gave his first press conference since being re-elected. and a lot of people are saying it looked like he was trying to cover up some of his gray hair. so i guess obama's major goals include jobs for women and just for men. [ laughter and applause ] some more news out of washington, during his final speech on the house floor yesterday, 77-year-old congressman ron paul said the constitution has failed. which must be a bummer, 'cause he's actually one of the guys who signed it. why would you do that? [ laughter and applause ] this is cool. tonight, president obama hosted a screening of the new movie "lincoln" at the white house. yeah, after the movie, joe biden was like, "whoa! i did not see that ending coming! anyone else? anyone else? [ laughter ] that's crazy, right? wow." speaking of obama, the president has declared today "america recycles day
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am EST
one after the other in the city of kirkuk. the blast killed seven and injured 24. at the news 4 live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> and new from overnight, we learned a small plane crash killed three people in mississippi. the single engine plane crashed last night into a house in jackson causing a huge fire. all three pilots on board died. the person inside the home escaped with minor injuries. investigators say the plane had just taken off from a nearby airport on its way to an faa safety conference. the pilot asked permission to return to the airport shortly after takeoff, b it never made it back. >>> investigators believe gas fueled appliances may be the cause of the explosion in indianapolis. the women says she does not believe the furnace was the cause of the blast. she replaced the furnace recently and it was fine. she also smelled a strange odor but doesn't know if it was natural gas. citizens utility says they found no leaks in the neighborhood. >>> as of this morning, more than 10,000 people in long island, new york, are still without power. there's word the head of the
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am EST
to remain on track and $10 million will only be repaid to the city through sponsorsh s sponsorships. it will include a field house and medical facility and will double as a men's medical facility. a little farther to drive out. >> it's interesting because it's in a very historic part of the city. when they built things in the area in the past they have had to make sure they don't tear it some of the old there. it will be interesting to see if we see railroad tracks through the facility. >> richmond residents will be opening them with open arms? >> absolutely. >> 4:38. ahead on news 4, not a part of the procedure. the island this woman claims a doctor left in her leg during surgery. >>> why twinkies could be disappearing from store shelves forever. >>> i hate to have to deliver some bad news. >> oh, man. >> but this could be the end of a classic snack as we know it. hostess brands, which makes several treats including twinkies, said they will try to liquidate the company. employees hit the picket lines. the company filed for chapter 11 protection back in january. if the company succe
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am EST
get approval from d.c. city council before any plan takes effect. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. as you mentioned, we're starting rainy and a bit cooler. not a great day to start. >> big contrast to yesterday. it's an umbrella morning and chilly. you'll need your winter coat. a big area of rain that stretches through the carolinas, virginia, maryland, the district. right into pennsylvania, new york state, and new england. this is slowly making its way off to the east. right now through the metro area, it is all wet. east and west virginia, the northern district and maryland, these showers tracking to the north and east. the areas where you see the darker green, coming down harder in the yellow zone. moderate rain hagerstown east of frederick. that's passing northeast, should be moving through the rest of frederick county over the next half hour or so. elsewhere, just wet and chilly, and a lot of leaves came down. so the sidewalks are slippery with the rain and wind that's been gusting to around 30 miles an hour. feeling a lot colder than the 40s where we are right now.
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
city hall concert pavilion at 11:00 this morning. >>> this morning, new details are emerging about the resignation of one of our country's most decorated veterans. turns out david petraeus was not the original focus of an fbi investigation. nbc's andrea michelle first broke the story. she says she has more on the fbi's in -- how the fbi inadvertently found out about the general's affair. >> general david petraeus tumbled from the highest levels of government service after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. an extramarital affair exposed bay cascading series of events that sources say started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. triggered by e-mails from petraeus's biography paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks, the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with petraeus as a result. >> it's so politically sensitive that my guess is the decision was made near or at the top level of the fbi to sit down with general p
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00am EST
couples wanting to marry after new york city brought in $250 million during the first year that couples could wed there. >>> meanwhile, the first new jobs to come from the passing of question 7 in maryland could be available soon. owner of the new casino say they are planning to hire hundreds of people. the maryland casino expects to hire new people to handle table games. prince george's county should have a casino by 2016. mgm wants to build one in national harbor. i want to check with tom on the forecast. warming up yet? >> i can't believe you are making me stand out here. >> believe it. believe it. >> i'm wearing a warm winter coat under a blue sky with nice sunshine. not too bad. the wind is still a bit blustery. take a look at this live view from the city camera. look at the flags flapping in a stiff wind. the wind has been gusting to around 25 to 30 miles an hour the last several hours. it's going to continue into the afternoon as we begin to clear out from west to east and getting increasing sunshine and we are going to have that with us for the rest of the afternoon. rig
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
the city's department of transportation. >> no idea of balancing needs just we're not seeing eye to eye on that. >> reporter: the guidelines for where the vendors could set up. they circle the park, but if the new regulations went into effect, all these trucks park here would be breaking the law. >> 7'5" of space here. >> reporter: the proposed new rules would require ten fealt of clear sidewalk space for the trucks to operate in the central biz district, which is pretty much where all the hungry workers are. this sidewalk would be compliant and this is wide enough that even with these obstructions have people walk by. but the vendors say there are not enough places like this for this not to hurt them. >> eighth out of ten hot spots wouldn't comply with those regulations right here. >> reporter: making sure the sidewalks don't get too crowded. >> remind our curcustomers to keep the line close to the truck. >> reporter: many of the vendors say they bring something else to the curb that can't be measured in feet and inches. >> a lot of diversity to the city that, frank le, it lacks. a
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
nighttime, it's pretty dangerous. the city is quiet. and we want the city to at least look after our cab drivers. >> both teens are being held without bond. >>> this morning in decision 2012, the final votes are in from last week's presidential election. voters from florida, which was the final state to have a winner declared, gave the state to president obama, solidifying his already certain re-election victory. here's how the final electoral map looks. with florida's 29 electoral votes, the president raises his total to 332 over mitt romney's 206. the president defeated romney in the sunshine state by 74,000 votes. unlike some elections past, this time florida was not the state that determined which candidate won. some say the reason it took so long for florida to count those votes was because there wasn't enough time for early voting. >>> the time right now is nine minutes after 9:00. still ahead, crimes of opportunity. the extreme measures some people took to make a quick buck after superstorm sandy. >>> and the thief no one suspected until they played the surveillance video. we'
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
chancellor. 20 schools will close across the city. only wards 1 and 3 are not affected. most of the schools set to close are in wards 5 and 7. chris gordon is in northeast d.c. with the reason behind these closures. >> reporter: it is all enrollment. this high school is historic. it is overlooking bening road in northeast washington. at the end of the academic school year, when it ends, next spring, it will close. >> the student enrollment is relatively low and it is the only d.c. high school scheduled to be closed. the ronald h. brown middle school in northeast is also on the list of schools that will take effect next school year. and nearby at smother elementary school, parents who pick up their young children were surprised by the news that this school which was recently renovated will soon be closed. >> i'm shocked. my children have been going here for two years and my daughter just started here. and there was no notice saying that this was the school that was supposed to close. this is crazy. >> if that school closes, where will my son go? how will he get transportation? >> rep
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm EST
case never moving from their new york city home. hernandez was a teenager when patz disappeared. in his confession, he claimed he lured the boy into a basement, strangled him, and put his body in a trash bag. hernandez only had a short appearance in court today. he won't get to enter a plea until next month. but his attorney said he's been diagnosed as schizophrenic. for now, hernandez will be held without bail. live in the newsroom, keith russell, news4. >>> we want to turn to the weather now. a lot of clouds today. will we see some sun by week's end? >> how about that, veronica? >> maybe a teeny bit, at least as we get through the day tomorrow. a little bit more and more and more. today cloudy, it didn't matter where you were, maryland, d.c., virginia. our sky overcast, that's what we've got right now. you can see the washington monument in the distance. look at the temperatures. definitely cool. we've been running way cool, only four days this month as our testimony above average or average. 45 degrees right now in germantown. mclain coming in at 46 degrees. the overnight temperature
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
city of kirkuk. four car bombs exploded there. an hour later another parked car exploded at an army patrol west of kirkuk. also an iraqi army patrol. another car bomb exploded in central baghdad. killed one person and injured nine others. iraqi investigators believe insurgents targeted a military convoy. another car bomb exploded in a village market south of baghdad. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is offering support to the top u.s. commander in baghdad even as he's under investigation for e-mails he received. his nomination to head european command is on hold pending the investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelly who repor
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am EST
busiest commuter train systems, suspended all of its service. new york city police urged resints to leave low lying neighborhoods. a lot of people, though, are staying behind because they're worried about looting. >> the snow is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas in 11 days because of sandy. the ripping winds, pounding surf and wet rain stunned people in oyster bay. that community is just one of many the on long island where power outages persist. some wonder if power will be restoer restored by thanksgiving. >> it's unbelievable to go from a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow in a week, same ten days. it's pretty unbelievable. >> utility companies are working around the clock to try to restore power and get the heat turned on as quickly as possible. >>> traveling by airplane is not easy as well there. are a new round of flight delays and cancellations. >> airlines cancelled at least 1,300 flights out of the new york area. megan, how bad is it? >> reporter: well, we're seeing about six cancellations right now up on the board. we're seein
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
. check this out. fans out in los angeles have actually set up like a tent city to get ready for next week's premiere. look at this. guess what? you're in the wrong place! we've got taylor lautner here. yeah. >> i like doing that. you just have to say "taylor lautner" and everybody --. >> willie geist. >> and he's here. that willie geist is german for taylor lautner! [ cheering ] >> you could do that all day. the internet as we know goes gaga for the over-the-top wedding proposals. we like to show them from time to time. coming up we'll talk to the guys you can hire and they'll help you put one together. we'll talk to them coming up. >> doesn't seem fair. >> to other guys. i know. >> we'll continue to scream out here on the plaza while we send it inside to natalie at the news desk. >> good morning everyone. in his first white house appearance since winning re-election president obama today will urge congress to pull the nation back from what is called the fiscal cliff. both parties have pledged a new bipartisan effort to avoid automatic spending cuts and expiring tax breaks in january
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Nov 14, 2012 12:35am EST
talking about. that is a great new york city crowd right there. i feel the love. thank you, everybody. welcome. welcome to "late night." here's what people are talking about. you guys, this david petraeus scandal just keeps getting bigger and crazier. it turns out now that another top general and an fbi agent had inappropriate contact with jill kelley, the woman who sparked the investigation. they need to stop pulling the thread on this thing or we're going to have nobody left in the government. [ laughter ] it's just gonna get -- let's all cut the thread. just walk away before this whole thing leads back to kevin bacon. 'cause you know that's where it's going. [ laughter ] and this is bad timing. the new call of duty: black ops video game was just released today. yeah. and it actually features general david petraeus. [ laughter ] true. so, i guess it's safe to assume the game has plenty of cheat codes. [ audience ohhs ] [ laughter and applause ] up, up, down, down, left, right? >> steve: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm serious about this. there actually is a cgi ver
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm EST
powerful city politicians to being a convicted felon. at the courthouse, tom sherwood, news4. >> hey, tom, this town has seen comebacks before. marion berry served time and came back in a big way. is kwame brown's political career over? >> reporter: a lot of people think so. his lawyer says he has no plans to make any kind of political he comeback. he will be under supervised probation for two years with the court so he won't likely be in that special election in april. most people believe that kwame brown is done when it comes to elective office. >> is he done serving that day? does this day down? >> reporter: yes. the judge in the federal case sentenced him to one day in custody of the u.s. marshals. and he spent that day, he'll be in until 5:30. that's yewhy he was in chains. he is in federal custody until 5:30 today and then begins two years in communicate service to make up for his crime. >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> the plot thickens. new names are now coming out in that scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula b
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm EST
indicted a suspect in the murder of 6-year-old aton pace. the boy disappeared from a new york city street 33 years ago. the mystery about what happened to him has gripped new yorkers for decades. pedro hernandez was a clerk at a store in aton's neighborhood. police say hernandez has admitted luring the boy into the store, strangling him and putting his body in the trash. defense attorneys say hernandez is mentally ill and that a trial will not solve the mystery of what happened to aton. >>> right now, the search is still on for a man wanted in the shooting of a walmart manager, and we have surveillance photos of that suspect just in to news4 from anne arundel police. take a look. the man's face is covered by a hood and scarf. this shooting happened around 4:30 this morning, at the walmart in laurel near the parkway. tony spoke to an employee there who saw the gunman. >> i saw him shoot him. >> reporter: the call went out at 4:17, shots fired. anne arundel police arrived and found one person wounded, a manager hit in the upper chest. >> it's early in the investigation. we're treatin
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
approved 4$450 million in aid for sandy victims, so far. but new york city alone is expected to see billions in disaster fund. nearly 60,000 homes and businesses in long island still don't have power. >> up next, the voice of elmo taking a break from sesame street to fight allegations of teen sex. >> the four things you should avoid he grew up in maryland and has been playing elmo since the '80s. the accuser is 24 years old now. in a statement admitted to nbc news, clash admitted to it but said it was between two consenting adults. >> a lot of people have a strategy when it comes to holiday shopping and it often includes a trip to elton. >> doreen, when we hear outlet malls, most of us think discount. but that's not always the case. the outlet deals and the outlet don'ts. >> typically, i'm looking for bargains on designer items. >> i just love to get high-end goods for a really cheap price. >> reporter: but is the price you pay at the outlet really a deal? >> usual always do research. >> reporter: first rule, don't presume you're always getting top-quality merchandise. certain brand
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
danbury, connecticut. let's take a look. our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut. another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd, morning rain and snow showers giving way to partly cloudy skies, 44 degrees as we look on the satellite radar, you can see there's the remnants of that nor'easter pulling away finally. another big storm, though, coming into the pacific northwest. this one could be bringing blizzard conditions to parts of montana and the dakotas, as well, we'red the dakotas as wel. windy conditions through the plains. look for a beautiful day. sunny skies on into florida. on the chilly side through the southwest. more wind through the eastern great lakes. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. we are getting breaks in the cloud cover now. sunshine is breaking through. we have a blustery wind. might get a few sprinkles in northern montgomery county. with the wind, it feels colder. the winds gusting to around 20 to 25 miles p
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00pm EST
girl in salt lake city cannot only hang with the boys, she dominates. her name is sam gordon. and based on this video posted online by her dad, she had one incredible football season. as a quarterback, she had nearly 2,000 yards rushing, she averaged more than eight yards per carry and scored 35 touchdowns. she also has 65 tackles while playing defense. for the most impressive stat, check this out. it was her first year playing football. her first year. >> unbelievable. >> the video has had more than 1 million views on youtube. wow. >> credit to the dad if he took that picture. because to keep up with her with a camera is tough. wow, sh eis quick. >> go, sam, go. >>> up next, turning to decision 2016. who could take the white house after president obama's second term? >> a live look now at the white house. we know who's going to be living there for the next four years. >>> a live look at the white house. we all know who's going to be living here for the next four years. but president obama's re rereelection raises questions about who will be living here after 2016. there's already
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Nov 15, 2012 2:05am EST
into the 50s from most areas to the north. mid 50s in kansas city. louisville right at 58. we'll see 70s in orlando. still cool in the northeast. still wet in the northwest on monday. middle part of the country here a chance for some showers and we're going to see that low building off of the east coast bringing you some waves to the east coast. but most of the rain and the wind should stay offshore. tuesday forecast showing that low still staying out there. remember weekdays on the weather channel starting at 5:30 in the morning eastern time you can wake up with al. new pink lemonade 5-hour energy? 5-hour energy supports the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. so i can get the energized feeling i need and support a great cause? i'm sold. pink lemonade 5-hour energy? yeah and a portion of every sale goes to the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. i'm sold. new pink lemonade 5-hour energy. get the alert, energized feeling you need and support breast cancer research and access to care. [ beads rattling ]g ] [ male announcer ] spearmint that tingles as you
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
nation's capital is the absence of any high-rise buildings. but buildings in the city might be reaching new heights. congress and the district are beginning a new study to determine whether to change a limitation on how tall a building in the district can be. tom sherwood takes a look now at a plan to change a law that's been in effect since the 1890s. >> reporter: the cairo residential building was built in the 1890s. but its height stunned congress and local officials who imposed a height restriction in the city and passed a law in 1910 that still limits city buildings to about ten stories today. now california congressman darrell issa who oversees d.c. affairs is asking the district and federal national capital planning commission to help decidetaller buildings could be constructed in the city. at a surprise birthday party wednesday for mayor gray, the head of the council's revenue committee, welcomed the new year's long study but with caution. >> what i want to avoid is a crystal city, where you have the monolithic buildings. >> reporter: he suggested new york avenue could
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
the longest redevelopment fights in the city's history. but now that fight's over and construction is beginning soon. i'll have the story coming up. >>> israel and hamas are on the brink of war. attacks on both sides are escalating and claiming more civilian lives. but the israeli army is ready for a full ground invasion of the gaza strip. >> reporter: it's thursday night in gaza. very few people are out on the streets. it is an ominous sign of what could possibly happen in the coming days. what many people here fear could be a ground invasion or escalation of the ongoing israeli military operation on the territory. they've seen this in the past in 2008. israel carried out a ground invasion. there's growing concern that that may happen this time around as well. palestinian factions say that will not deter them, despite israel's claims to have destroyed rocket warehouses and munition depots. they are still capable of firing rockets deep into israel. today they were able to fire rockets into the suburbs of tel aviv. >> israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary. to defen
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Nov 9, 2012 2:05am EST
their power on and some city people are still without power when we get another sock from mother nature. >> they say -- when they said a nor'easter they were right. theres with a foot of snow in some places in connecticut. central park right down the street from us had 4.3 inches which is a record for this time of year. one of the things new york does very well, they are very good at clearing the streets. because when i woke up i was like did it snow? you had to look on the grass or rooftops. but i got to tell you, the people -- if you think about what's happening to the folks who were really hit by that hurricane -- i said this last time. but when i lived in new orleans used to 90-degree weather and what you're trying to do is not put more clothe on after a hurricane, you're burning up. but you can live in your house. you can clean up. >> if you have a house. >> right. but this is added in, the freezing temperatures. but there is one little bright spot. stephanie gosk was doing an interview with a family on long beach, long island where my assistant lives. she was interviewing t
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Nov 14, 2012 2:05am EST
tries her luck at the blackjack table. at atlantic city. >>> plus, all the hollywood buzz with andy cohen. >> uh-oh. >> trouble, right after this. 5-hour energy supports the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. so i can get the energized feeling i need and support a great cause? i'm sold. pink lemonade 5-hour energy? yeah and a portion of every sale goes to the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. i'm sold. new pink lemonade 5-hour energy. get the alert, energized feeling you need and support breast cancer research and access to care. throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. >>> time now for another installment of sara breaks out of the city. this time sara haines put on her best poker face. >> a few weeks ago she headed down to atlantic city for some wheeling and dealing. >> that's right, i had the pleasure of learning how to deal cards after i visited hurricane sandy devastated a lot of the eastern seaboard, luck
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
hit new york, bringing the city's death toll to 43. janet napolitano visited with disaster relief workers in new york, reaffirming her commitment to be with those in need for the duration. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is bill karins. very good morning to you. >> you have a good weekend? >> i did. it was nonexistent. it's coming up, actually. >> i understand that. some of us work weekends every now and then. here's what we're looking at today. big temperature contrast across the country. not going to have any devastating storms, but we will see a change of weather. the mild air still exists on the eastern seaboard after a beautiful sunday and a cold blast of air is coming down from the northern plains and sweeping across the country. ahead of this, a front. we have a large area of rain that went through chicago last night during that football game and it continues here to push through memphis and now eventually towards the nashville area. you can see a few lightning strikes here through central mississippi and just to the north of tuscaloosa, but f
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
superstorm sandy hit the new york city subway. the port authority released this video of the subways flooding at the height of the storm. city officials say lights are back on now in nearly 400 housing complexes but dozens of people there still don't have heat or hot water. president obama visited new york's hardest hit areas today. he met with parents of two boys carried away by the floodwaters in staten island. >>> now to a hard lesson in economics. budget cuts are forcing d.c. to shut down 20 public schools but parents are fighting back to try to keep the plan from moving forward. erika gonzalez has both sides of the debate. >> reporter: if you ask dc chancellor kai ya henderson the reason to shut down schools, it's a number game. >> there's a boat load of more money coming in from somewhere. i have to use the resources i currently have differently. >> reporter: too few students in too many schools. enrollment has been on decline in the district with over 40 years with only a recent slight uptick. some parents and critics of the proposed consolidation say it targets students with
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Nov 16, 2012 4:30am EST
in new york city just as sandy made land fall. the port authority just released this surveillance video of water gushing into the some of the busiest subway stations. the water sent 20 foot waves slamming into manhattan, seriously damaging the city's 8 100-year-old subway. >>> you are just one day away from being able to cruise by traffic. the express lanes open tomorrow. they'll run between springfield and the dulles toll road. here's the promise. you'll be able to go at least 45 miles per hour even at rush hour, and that is thanks to varying tolls that change based on congestion and could cost as much as $1 a mile. you'll need an ez pass to ride the lanes, and you can avoid the toll by getting an ez pass flex and car pooling with three or more people. the lane is open to one special driver today. santa will ride the lanes in a tesla roadster convertible on his way to his workshop at tyson's corner. >>> soon you'll be able to find out about delays on metro as you are entering the station. the transit agency is installing flat screen displays at the entrances to stations that will
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Nov 13, 2012 12:35am EST
, everybody. that's what i'm talking about. [ cheers and applause ] that is a great new york city crowd right there. welcome, everybody. welcome to "late night." thank you for being here. here's what people are talking about. this weekend, it was announced this weekend, it was announced that justin bieber and his girlfriend, selena gomez, have broken up. [ audience aws ] yeah. bieber said, "just tell me one thing, is it general petraeus?" [ laughter ] because i swear -- >> steve: oh, my gosh. [ scattered applause ] oh, my gosh. >> jimmy: everybody is talking about this. the director of the cia, the director of the cia, general david petraeus, has resigned after it came out that he had an affair with the woman who wrote his biography. getting caught was bittersweet for petraeus because he was like, "damn, that's good investigative work." [ laughter ] it is. you got to give it up. got to give it up. [ cheers and applause ] i want to wish a happy birthday to jets' quarterback mark sanchez, who turned 26 years old yesterday. [ cheers and applause ] the party was a little embarrassing. when
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Nov 8, 2012 2:05am EST
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Nov 10, 2012 2:05am EST
program know what that means. >> look it up. you won't find what it means. it will say a city in new york, but it's not. >> they surveyed 6,000 people and they wanted to reveal how men and women viewed sex differently. they asked these 6,000 people, did your partner, did your wife, girlfriend, go to poughkeepsie during your romp. 85% of men said their female partners reached poughkeepsie. >> no problem, she's with me. >> when men left, they asked the women. >> who reached poughkeepsie? >> they go not with him. >> 64% of women said that they did. >> you think they are telling the truth? >> i think the 64% are, they are faking it for the guy so he doesn't feel bad. >> or they want it over. >> they want it over. it takes too long sometimes. you know it does. sometimes you want it over. everyone -- you want it over. it's enough already, right? >> sometimes it is. i'm not saying every time, there are certain times you're exhausted. >> why did you -- attempt a trip to poughkeepsie to begin with? >> it's not about you, it's about him. that time. >> okay. >> that's what you do. >> you lie to
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. >>> i'm melissa mollet at the live desk with breaking news for you now. britain has just named bishop of durham justin weldy as the next arch dlis bishop of canterbury. the former oil executive will replace arch bishop rowan williams as the head of the anglicans. >>> 6:15 is our time now. there is growing frustration for hundreds of people in new york and new jersey after a snowstorm slammed the northeast setting back relief efforts. just a week after the storm, the record breaking snowstorm is adding to the power outages. between the two states, 200,000 new power outages were reported. new york's governor andrew cuomo is calling for an investigation, accusing utility companies of being unprepared and badly operated. new jersey governor chris christie s
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
. right now the current limit is 10%. evans said the city is seeing the benefits from two decades of aggressive redevelopment and wants long-time homeowners to stay in their home. >>> a connection between at least four incidents in two nights targeting women. police say they are investigating a sex assault in a series of robberies in northeast this past friday and saturday. officers are looking for four young men driving an older red nissan mexico. >>> closing arguments today for a student facing murder charges. dominique frazier was started in 11th. defense attorneys say the stabbing was accidental. they got into a fight over loud music. a friend of the victim said frazier hit simpson and simpson had a knife and may have meant to cut frazier. she asked for a new roommate two weeks before the deadly fight. >>> their first pay raises in four years after months of intense negotiations. arbitrator ruled that they owed raises to make up for pay freezes stemming from the recession. some are as high asst 12%. it will cost $8 million at a time when they are projecting a $125 million budget
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
them sooner. and they are also opening a broader inquiry into the city's handling of benghazi. petraeus' final overseas trip before he resigned was to libya last week to find out for himself what went wrong. nbc news has tried to reach paula broadwell. she has not been accessible. joe kell and her husband, that family in tampa, issued a statement saying they have been friends with the petraeuses for more than five years and are asking for privacy. savannah? >> colonel boylan was a spokesman for jen petraeus in iraq. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> what was his state of mind when you spoke to him over the weekend, and what did he tell you about all of this? >> he's keenly aware that he has injured his family to a great degree and also based on his poor judgment and a little bit lack of discipline has lost one of the best jobs he ever had. he is devastated, you could say, and you could also say that it's going to take a long time for the family or sometime for the family to get through this, but they will. >> was he embarrassed? >> yes. i would say he is embarrassed, bu
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
fill our plaza. we filled all the surrounding streets and city blocks. sorry, nypd, it's absolutely huge, and we'll have a concert for the fans who have been waiting since last week in some instances. >> but first breaking news and developments in the breaking scandal that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. >> as you might imagine, a lot of players and moving parts to this story, and it's just breaking this morning. a quick review this. all begin when jill kelley, a florida socialite and married mother of three complained about ma racing e-mails. the fbi said it traced those e-mails to this woman, paula broadwell, a married west point graduate and biographer of david petraeus. >> keep with us. that led to the eventual discovery of a romantic relationship bween broadwell and general petraeus, and now general john allen is involved over his correspondence with the original woman, jill kelley. all sounds a little confusing, it is. let's get right to nbc's andrea mitchell who can help us sort it out. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: i'll try to do that. yet
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
to nine states, mostly in the south, and several others, nationwide, cities, counties and government. ruling on a challenge to the law three years ago the supreme court sent a warning to congress that it needed to be updated. the new challenge comes from a part of birmingham. some of the proposed election changes have been blocked. but civil liberties groups say discrimination lives on in new forms in n new forms in most areas covered by most areas covered by the law. >> what we've seen is the effort to block or dilute the minority voters has been more persistent. >> reporter: the fact they agreed to hear the case is the sign the majority is prepared to greatly scale the law back. >> pete williams, at the supreme court in washington, thank you. >>> when we continue along the way on a friday evening, frustration, and now real outrage with power still out for hundreds of thousands of people, 11 days after the big east coast storm. [ timers ringing ] [ male announcer ] it's that time of year. time for campbell's green bean casserole. you'll find the recipe at campbellskitchen.com. ♪ c
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Nov 9, 2012 4:30am EST
shorten long gas lines in new york city and long island, a new system of rationing will start this morning. drivers will be able to buy gas on alternate days according to license plate numbers. the odd-even fueling system is similar to the one being enforced in new jersey. >>> plans are under way for a huge concert in new york city to help those affected by hurricane sandy. the event at madison square garden is dubbed 12-12-12 because it falls on september 12th this year. it's being used by the same company who does the 9/11 benefit. that same company had big names like paul mccartney, jay-z. >>> meanwhile, people around washington are working to help victims of hurricane sandy as well. st. paul apostle in silver spring is just one of many places collecting clothes, food, cleaning supplies, and money for storm victims. today all of the donations will be packed up on a truck to be taken to new jersey this weekend. >>> metro taking advantage of the long veterans day weekend to get work done on three lines. on the orange line, buses will replace trains between east falls church and cl
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
from the nbc 4 hd city camera showing a thin sliver of moon in the eastern sky. mostly clear now over washington. it's in the chilly 40s with some patchy fog in the rural areas. that's going to be the story through 7:00 a.m. by noontime, the low 60s. ought to hit mid and upper 60s midafternoon with increasing clouds. rain likely moving into the metro area in the west, perhaps between 10:00 and midnight that rain moving in and continuing into tomorrow. we'll look at that and the rest of the week in ten minutes. how's traffic now, danella? >> not seeing reports of any accidents. >>> if you're traveling in prince george's county, we'll take a closer look. checking local words in clinton, port washington, as well as brandywine, nice and clear. if you're making the commute along 5 right at 301, as you head northbound, no issues. southbound as well nice and clear. connecting to the beltway, no problems at all. aaron and eun? >> thank you, danella. >>> it is now 6:12, 54 degrees. at 6:25, the story you need to hear before eating your breakfast. "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "a
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
chris christie said gas supplies are now filled. no word on what will happen in new york city and long island that started last friday and remains in place. >>> taking a live look outside right now. rain is en route, folks, and we could also hear the rumble of thunder. >> veronica johnson has the latest on that. >> that's right, guys. big changes coming for sure. now with the clouds, you might say our weather has turned a little sour outside. we've got clouds already here. 72, that was our high today. that was at 2:00. we had 65 and 71 saturday and sunday. now with the clouds and with a very strong weather front i'm keeping an eye on, we'll see big changes with the temperatures. the leading edge of the rain coming through areas of west virginia and coming through the back edge, kentucky and central tennessee as well as ohio. we're going to have a couple of hours here of rain that's going to arrive late tonight. we're going to talk temperatures coming up. at least as far as your evening goes, the temperatures will hit 63 by 7:00, 62 degrees at 9:00. 59 by 11:00 p.m. we'll talk abou
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
. it was the first time the holy city's been fired on in more than 40 years. palestinians are bracing for another round of israeli air strikes, as nbc's ayman reports last-minute efforts for peace have failed. >> reporter: egypt's prime minister has wrapped up a visit to the gaza strip that many people had hoped would bring a lull to the violence that has plagued the gaza strip since wednesday. there were people here and in israel perhaps that were hoping the president would broker a troop. that did not happen. shortly after he left there was an intensification of rocket fire, followed by rket fire from the israeli air force. and that certainly has exacerbated the situation here on the ground. meanwhile, palestinians are bracing themselves for yet another night of what is expected to be severe israeli bombardme bombardment. one thing we've been seeing time and time again is gaza is densely populated. even when israel tries to carry out precision strikes as it claims, it ends up affecting the civilian population who bears a bankrupt of the air strikes. so people are very much c
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
city gas stags are open as that city still recovers from superstorm sandy. wi widespread destruction from that storm will make it the largest relief effort from the red cross since hurricane katrina. >> a long time before things get back to normal. >>> for us, the prospect of a glitch this weekend ahead, huh? >> delicious, yes. i seldom use that term in weather, but, yes, quite that. delicious. very nice weather with plenty of sunshine over the next couple of days. i do think we'll see some clouds from time to time, but i also think sunday is going to be one delicious day. let's take a look and show you how it was earlier today. this is out towards frying pan park and the horses enjoying a little bit of sunshine, although temperatures still a little below average today. the wind blowing, too, and the pigs, the pigs always enjoying it as you make your way out and about today. take a look at the temperatures out there. of course, one of the bad things about frying pan park, always good to get out there and go to the petting zoo. 58 degrees the high temperature today. once again, below
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Nov 8, 2012 10:00pm EST
sandy. and tens of millions of dollars in private donations had been pledged to new york city. some of them inspired by phyllis' story. you touched a lot of people the last time we spoke. a lot of people saw you on television. and a lot of people said that you are one of the big reasons why they donated. >> everybody -- you're home is the place you love, your home is where your family is, you build memories there, you build a life there. and that's what ripped my heart apart, you know. because i loved my home that much. >> reporter: people were especially touched when you talked about your mother's wedding photo. >> my mother was my best friend. and as despaired as you are at the loss of everything, you find one thing that means something, you know? it's like you got something back. you got something back. out of all the devastation. it helps take away that, that helpless, empty feeling you have. you know? >> those houses are gone. >> reporter: this aerial shot was taken right after sandy struck. the flooded lot is where phyllis' house had been. after the water receded she showed us
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
will end tomorrow. no word on what will happen to a similar gas rationing plan in new york city and on long island. that started last friday and remains in place toght. >>> three navy ships are back in virginia tonight after helping the northeast part of the country recover from that storm. two ships are based in norfolk, one in virginia beach. the ships were used as a landing platform during search and recovery missions. the servicemen and women worked on restoration efforts in staten island, new york city and on new jersey's barrier islands. the crew also repaired the hoboken ferry terminal. >>> america spent the day honoring the nation's veterans one day after the official veterans day holiday. in dallas, hundreds lined the street for the annual veterans day parade. a similar scene played out this morning in the military town of virginia beach. that city hosted its 42nd annual veterans day parade. one of the biggest veterans day parades in the country. >>> the federal government is giving up on a move to take over the local world war i memorial op the national mall and turn it in
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